My Facebook Page has reached the 5000 friend limit, and I couldn’t get most of you to follow me over to my new official Facebook home, The Dwayne McDuffie Page so I’m trying this: frequent updates at my new Twitter account: Dwayne_McDuffie. Follow me there, or at the The Dwayne McDuffie Page, which will mirror the Twitter Page, if I’ve set it up correctly. I’m also planning to put a widget on the dwaynemcduffie.com front page, if I can con Eugene into doing it for me. But no kidding this time, as soon as I have 1000 followers at the Twitter page, I’m shutting down the original Facebook page to everyone but actual friends and family.
Archive for May, 2010
My personal favorite run of Icon, back in print after over 15 years:
STRANDED ON EARTH FOR 10 GENERATIONS’Ä¶
In 1839, an alien starliner malfunctioned and exploded. A jettisoned life pod crashed — in the middle of a cotton field, in the Deep South. The pod was equipped with a unique survival mechanism, which reconfigured the genetic structure of its passenger to match whatever life form it first encountered. And so it happened that Miriam, the slave woman who discovered the pod, found inside a baby boy with her mother’s eyes.
Stranded on our primitive world for nearly two centuries, the alien takes the guise of successful lawyer, Augustus Freeman IV. Eventually, encouraged by the passion of an opinionated young woman named Rocket, he dons a costume to symbolize Humanity's potential, and uses his incredible powers to benefit us all as Icon, the Hero of Dakota.
A HERO IS GOING HOME’Ä¶
Now things are about to change, Icon's people have found him, and he's about to return to his home in another galaxy. But Rocket refuses to give up the dream. The world needs Icon, and she's determined to find someone to fill the role, even if it means somehow teaching the brain-damaged, 1970's blaxploitation buffoon Buck Wild what it means to be a hero.
Writer Dwayne McDuffie (STATIC SHOCK, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA) and artist M.D. Bright (GREEN LANTERN) present a groundbreaking, critically acclaimed story of hope and heroism both years ahead of its time and long overdue.
This August, Marvel’s putting out a massive collection featuring the Women of Marvel Comics, and it includes three stories by me; the entire 96 page SHE HULK: CEREMONY graphic novel that I wrote with Chicago theatre great, Robin Chaplik, with art by June Brigman; and both of the 38-page ¬ÝCAPTAIN MARVEL specials I wrote in the late Eighties, art by my future ICON partner in crime, Mark Bright.
WOMEN OF MARVEL: CELEBRATING SEVEN DECADES OMNIBUS
Written by STAN LEE, LINDA FITE, JEAN THOMAS, GERRY CONWAY, ROY THOMAS, TONY ISABELLA, ED HANNIGAN, CAROL SEULING, STEVE GERBER, MIKE FRIEDRICH, JIM SHOOTER, DAVID MICHELINIE, JOHN BYRNE, TOM DEFALCO, DWAYNE MCDUFFIE, DWIGHT D. COYE, JM DEMATTEIS, JACK C. HARRIS & RICHARD HOWELL
Penciled by VARIOUS
Covers by OLIVIER COIPEL & RAMONA FRADON
For seventy years, Marvel Comics has been chronicling the adventures of heroes across the world ’Äî and now it’s time for the heroines to shine! Featuring your favorite fighting females from across the decades! Millie the Model! Patsy Walker and Hedy Wolfe! The Wasp! The Black Widow! Night Nurse! Tigra! Shanna the She-Devil! The Dazzler! Firestar! Captain Marvel! She-Hulk! Storm! Against threats including Man-Killer, Nekra, the White Queen and the Silver Samurai! Collected together here for the first time in one titanic tome! Collecting TALES TO ASTONISH (1959) #51-58, X-MEN (1963) #57, NIGHT NURSE #1-4, CAT #1-4, MARVEL TEAM-UP (1972) #8, GIANT-SIZE CREATURES #1, MARVEL PREMIERE #42, SHANNA THE SHE-DEVIL (1972) #1-5, KA-ZAR: LORD OF THE HIDDEN JUNGLE #2, DAREDEVIL (1964) #108-112, MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #3, MARVEL GRAPHIC NOVEL #12, #16 & #18, FIRESTAR #1-4, SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK: CEREMONY #1-2, CAPTAIN MARVEL (1989) #1, CAPTAIN MARVEL (1994) #1, MILLIE THE MODEL #100, PATSY AND HEDY ANNUAL #1, SOLO AVENGERS #9, MARVEL COMICS PRESENTS (1988) #36 and MARVEL FANFARE #59.
What happens to your family if the bad guys know where you live?